The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

U.S. soldiers pay a price

Dec 1, 2008

All those who today are in the U.S. military service volunteered. Some did so with a mistaken sense of patriotism, especially after 9/11. Others joined up for economic reasons and the hope to get an education once they get out.

But once in the military, most soldiers discovered what a big mistake they had made. They were sent into wars not of their own choosing. And they were treated as cannon fodder, to be used, abused and tossed aside once the military is done with them.

That’s what it means to be a pawn for U.S. imperialism.